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An advisor to Ali Bongo, Herve Patrick Opiangah, who was imprisoned in 2007 for "acts of banditry" during the reign [...]
Ali Bongo seems to be attached to the hip to his director of cabinet Maixent Accrombessi, who is now also his assistant at the Grand Lodge of Gabon. [...]
Since his election as president in 2009, Ali Bongo has steered Gabon resolutely single-handedly. Helped by his director of cabinet Maixent Accrombessi, the late Omar Bongo's son and successor has [...]
Oil, finance, intelligence, mysticism: Ali Bongo’s powerful director of cabinet seems to have a finger in every pie. [...]
Ali Bongo was kept on the fringes of power by his father, the late Omar Bongo, and today Ali Bongo is doing the same thing to his dozens of siblings and half siblings, whom he has been busy sacking from [...]
Opposition leader Andre Mba Obame’s move to declare himself president, ahead of the country’s parliamentary elections later this year, has exacerbated political tensions. [...]
Gabon’s minister of communication Laure Olga Gondjout has been a zealous defender Omar Bongo’s name, amid growing media attention over the “Ill-gotten gains” affair. West Africa Newsletter has the inside track. [...]
Like its next-door neighbor Cameroon, Gabon usually appears to be fast asleep. Only cabinet reshuffles and elections seem to shake it out of its general torpor. As a result, next year’s legislative elections, the first time Gabon will be called [...]
The internet video leak of Ali Bongo's inauguration as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Gabon has prompted the head of state to clean house in the country’s various Masonic lodges, West Africa Newsletter can reveal. [...]
Ali Bongo’s fierce opponent Andre Mba Obame, a former friend who now heads the Union Nationale, is busy developing his network of contacts in Africa and further afield. [...]
A year after his investiture on October 16, Ali Bongo is going on the offensive and plans to modify the constitution to better suit his purposes. [...]
A year after his election as president, Ali Bongo is still getting to grips with the political scene while his pact with his fang PM is under strain. [...]
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